History MassEffect3 / TropesAToD

25th Apr '17 3:44:06 PM nighttrainfm
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** Really, ''Citadel'' is a veritable goldmine for Ascended Memes. It even acknowledges some of the common complaints from the Multiplayer by having [=NPCs=] discussing it.

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** Really, ''Citadel'' is a veritable goldmine for Ascended Memes. It even acknowledges some of the common complaints from the Multiplayer by having [=NPCs=] discussing it.them.



-->'''EDI''': I am going to kill [[spoiler: your clone,]] Agent [[spoiler:Brooks]], anyone else in my way.
-->'''Wrex''': You're alright, EDI.

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-->'''EDI''': I am going to kill [[spoiler: your Shepard's clone,]] Agent [[spoiler:Brooks]], and anyone else in my way.
-->'''Wrex''':
way.\\
'''Wrex''':
You're alright, OK, EDI.



* {{BFG}}: The Cain makes a reappearance in the mission to take back Earth. You use it to [[spoiler:drop a Reaper-Destroyer sized AA battery. It only takes one shot, and it homes in.]] There is a spare that's also handy for killing the Banshee that leads the subsequent attack on your squad while you wait for an evac shuttle.

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* {{BFG}}: {{BFG}}:
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The Cain makes a reappearance in the mission to take back Earth. You use it to [[spoiler:drop a Reaper-Destroyer sized AA battery. It only takes one shot, and it homes in.]] There is a spare that's also handy for killing the Banshee that leads the subsequent attack on your squad while you wait for an evac shuttle.



** Just before you take control of Shepard for the first and last time [[spoiler:they're thrown off their feet by a Reaper attack, gets a handgun and is told to move forward by Anderson]].
** The final mission is [[spoiler: a race against time through hordes of Reaper forces to reach the conduit (your HUD even calls it that) so you can get to the Citadel to stop the Reapers, like the Prothean VI told you]]. All it's missing is the Mako.

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** The first and last missions in the game include a point where a husk jumps at you through a halfway-open door.
** Just before you take control of Shepard for the first and last time [[spoiler:they're thrown off their feet by a Reaper attack, gets a handgun and is told to move forward by Anderson]].
Anderson.]]
** The final mission is [[spoiler: a race against time through hordes of Reaper forces to reach the conduit (your HUD even calls it that) so you can get to the Citadel to stop the Reapers, like the Prothean VI told you]]. you.]] All it's missing is the Mako.
24th Apr '17 8:18:53 PM viking1911
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* AlphaStrike: Shepard syncs the targeting laser to the ENTIRE [[spoiler: migrant fleet to take out the Destroyer on Rannoch.]]
18th Apr '17 6:01:17 PM slvstrChung
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Even though Shepard has people in the party who are equal in rank to him/her (Kaidan is a Major, which is equal to Lt. Cmdr, and Ashley is also a Spectre) if not of higher rank (an advanced AI, the LastOfHisKind of an almost-extinct alien race, one of the most powerful [[Information Broker]]s in the galaxy, at ''least'' two heads of state[[note]]Tali'Zorah ''vas'' Normandy is one of the five Admirals of the quarian species, and Urdnot Wrex is the despot of the krogan people[[/note]]), they all take Shepard's orders.

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Even though Shepard has people in the party who are equal in rank to him/her (Kaidan is a Major, which is equal to Lt. Cmdr, and Ashley is also a Spectre) if not of higher rank (an advanced AI, the LastOfHisKind of an almost-extinct alien race, one of the most powerful [[Information Broker]]s {{Information Broker}}s in the galaxy, at ''least'' two heads of state[[note]]Tali'Zorah ''vas'' Normandy is one of the five Admirals of the quarian species, and Urdnot Wrex is the despot of the krogan people[[/note]]), they all take Shepard's orders.
18th Apr '17 6:00:10 PM slvstrChung
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Even though Shepard has people in the party who are equal in rank to him/her (Kaidan is a Major, which is equal to Lt. Cmdr, and Ashley is also a Spectre) if not of higher rank (an advanced AI, the LastOfHisKind of an almost-extinct alien race, one of the most powerful [[Information Broker]]s in the galaxy, at ''least'' two heads of state[[note:Tali'Zorah ''vas'' Normandy is one of the five Admirals of the quarian species, and Urdnot Wrex is the despot of the krogan people[[/note]]), they all take Shepard's orders.

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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Even though Shepard has people in the party who are equal in rank to him/her (Kaidan is a Major, which is equal to Lt. Cmdr, and Ashley is also a Spectre) if not of higher rank (an advanced AI, the LastOfHisKind of an almost-extinct alien race, one of the most powerful [[Information Broker]]s in the galaxy, at ''least'' two heads of state[[note:Tali'Zorah state[[note]]Tali'Zorah ''vas'' Normandy is one of the five Admirals of the quarian species, and Urdnot Wrex is the despot of the krogan people[[/note]]), they all take Shepard's orders.
18th Apr '17 5:59:35 PM slvstrChung
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Even though Shepard has people in the party who are equal in rank to him/her (Kaidan is a Major, which is equal to Lt. Cmdr, and Ashley is also a Spectre) if not of higher rank (an advanced AI, the LastOfHisKind of an almost-extinct alien race, one of the most powerful [[Information Broker]]s in the galaxy, at ''least'' two heads of state[[note:Tali'Zorah ''vas'' Normandy is one of the five Admirals of the quarian species, and Urdnot Wrex is the despot of the krogan people[[/note]]), they all take Shepard's orders.
11th Apr '17 5:21:33 PM NoxSky12599
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--->'''Adrien Victus''': Garrus said he had to attend to the Normandy's weapon systems. Something about "calibrations".\\
'''Shepard''': Sounds like Garrus...\\
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--->'''Garrus''': The problem isn't here. Systems all look green on my board.\\
'''Joker''': You sure? Maybe something was... ''miscalibrated?''\\
'''Garrus''': ...You DO know who you're talking to, right?



--> '''Garrus:''' I'm Garrus Vakarian, and this is now my favorite spot on the Citadel!

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--> '''Garrus:''' --->'''Garrus:''' I'm Garrus Vakarian, and this is now my favorite spot on the Citadel!



-->'''Javik:''' ''Your "Joker" pilot insists I call myself Prothy the Prothean. I insisted he allow me to throw him out the airlock.''

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-->'''Javik:''' --->'''Javik:''' ''Your "Joker" pilot insists I call myself Prothy the Prothean. I insisted he allow me to throw him out the airlock.''



-->'''Shepard''': S/he said "''I should go''"... Do I sound like that? How come nobody told me about this before?! I'm open to feedback here! Maybe it's "I should GO". "I SHOULD go". "*I* should go".

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-->'''Shepard''': --->'''Shepard''': S/he said "''I should go''"... Do I sound like that? How come nobody told me about this before?! I'm open to feedback here! Maybe it's "I should GO". "I SHOULD go". "*I* should go".
27th Mar '17 4:17:44 PM crazyrabbits
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** The excellent DaylightHorror level Sanctuary is one of the creepiest places in the whole series. There are no monsters, no jump scares and not even a lot of corpses. Just a huge and well lit reception terminal that appears way to fancy for a refugee camp that was opened just two months ago, and it's entirely deserted. However [[CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker the PA is still working]] and there are lots of notes on the many receptionists' desks, informing newcomers that they have to hand over their personal possessions until they are cleared to move from the reception area to the main habitats, and security is heavily screening for any unallowed communication devices inside the compound. Also, refugees can gain better accomodations in the habitat complex if they volunteer as receptionist while they are waiting to be cleared. And the administration staff refers to it not as the reception area, but as [[HumanResources Processing]]. It's either a cult center or a concentration camp, and the place is massive. [[spoiler: The truth is that it is actually much worse than either of those, with the refugees being used as test subjects for Reaper technology by Cerberus.]]

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** The excellent DaylightHorror level Sanctuary is one of the creepiest places in the whole series. There are no monsters, no jump scares and not even a lot of corpses. Just a huge and well lit reception terminal that appears way to too fancy for a refugee camp that was opened just two months ago, and it's entirely deserted. However However, [[CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker the PA is still working]] and there are lots of notes on the many receptionists' desks, informing newcomers that they have to hand over their personal possessions until they are cleared to move from the reception area to the main habitats, and security is heavily screening for any unallowed communication devices inside the compound. Also, refugees can gain better accomodations in the habitat complex if they volunteer as receptionist while they are waiting to be cleared. And the administration staff refers to it not as the reception area, but as [[HumanResources Processing]]. It's either a cult center or a concentration camp, and the place is massive. [[spoiler: The truth is that it is actually much worse than either of those, with the refugees being used as test subjects for Reaper technology by Cerberus.]]



** [[spoiler:The only possible way for Legion to not die in ''3'' is if they died in ''2'' or were never activated for whatever reason.]]

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** [[spoiler:The only possible way for Legion to not die in ''3'' is if they died in ''2'' ''2''. Regardless of your choices, Legion dies in ''3'', either by a HeroicSacrifice (amalgamating its personality onto the Geth in the GoldenEnding of the Rannoch arc), being shot by Tali or were never Daro'Xen in the bad resolution, or (if he wasn't activated for whatever reason.]]in ''2'') appearing as a "Legion-Assassin" in the Cerberus Headquarters]].
24th Mar '17 5:34:33 PM Dravencour
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* DisturbingStatistic: The Turian military report battles with 85% casualties. These are the galaxy's best military force, the one holding out the best against the Reapers. Everyone else (with the exception of the Krogan after they make their own alliance with the turians) is ''far worse off.''
21st Mar '17 10:31:18 AM Sumatris
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* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: A minor example in the Citadel's holding area. After [[spoiler:the failed Cerberus coup]], James Vega can be found at the zone's far end, playing cards with a bunch of people. One of them appears to be Darner Vosque, the very unpleasant leader of the Blue Suns and therefore the top dog of a mercenary army that's essentially an amoral, if not outright evil NGOSuperpower.
20th Mar '17 5:24:58 AM Sumatris
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* ConvectionSchmonvection:
** The Geth Dreadnought is equipped with banks of powerful ultraviolet GARDIAN lasers, which in turn feature huge heatsinks that glow orange to yellow when Shep's team boards the monstrous ship. You can get within less than a meter of the scalding hot metal blocks without suffering any ill effects. While this particular instance can be handwaved by the dreadnought's interior having little air and therefore bad heat conductivity, the same tech is seen again in a server base on Rannoch, and that one definitely has air ''and'' Shep's squad passes the heatsinks without even wearing helmets.
** A Geth Pyro's flamethrower is an unexpected inversion - the damn thing's actual range is considerably longer than the fire animation suggests, so when a Pyro opens fire at you, you're about to get barbecued even if it doesn't look like it at first. The stream of fire both ignores cover and staggers you out of it, which means that as long as there isn't a rapidly advancing Prime around, Pyros should always be the first thing to get rid of in any given battle against geth.
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